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A federal court in Florida recently broke the mold of dismissing consumer class-action lawsuits against companies that have suffered data breaches if the consumers haven’t suffered financially, Computerworld reports. The court approved a $3 million settlement for victims of a personal-health information breach though they suffered “no direct losses or identity theft.” Meanwhile, a small-town Colorado hospital has reported a breach affecting more than 5,000 patients after identifying a virus on its computers, and Umpqua Holdings Corp. has filed a class-action against Target, but this suit is a bit different; it alleges violations of the Minnesota Plastic Card Security Act.
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